8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter - The TV IV
The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the children after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. Bruce Cameron. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September left the series in an uncertain position. After a hiatus, the series returned and continued without Ritter, choosing to kill off his character. The third season after Ritter's death took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
Goodbye Part 1: Unexpectedly, Cate Henessy gets a call telling her that her husband has passed away while shopping. The family deal with the loss of their husband and father. After learning of the unexpected death of Paul, Cate and the kids must each deal with the loss of the beloved patriarch of the Hennessy family in their own way.